virgule

noun

vir·​gule ˈvər-(ˌ)gyül How to pronounce virgule (audio)

Word History

Etymology

French, from Latin virgula small stripe, obelus, from diminutive of virga rod

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of virgule was in 1837

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“Virgule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virgule. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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